CHWA Awards 2022

The CHWA Awards 2022 are live!

Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 31 July, 2022

Click on the categories below to unlock more information about each award.

Find notes for applicants and important dates for all applications below.

Listen to audio descriptions of all the awards and important information here.

Please get in touch via awards@culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk for additional information or support with your application.

The Award Categories

Notes for Applicants

  • Make your application via these Google forms: Climate, Collective Power, Practising Well. If you would prefer a word document, please email the CHWA Awards Team at awards@culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk.
  • We can accept applications in different formats, including audio and video. Please do contact the CHWA Awards Team and we can support you in this process.
  • Projects or programmes need to be based in the UK and we can only accept one application per organisation per award.
  • Organisations can only win a category once, however they can still be shortlisted for or apply for different awards.
  • At least some of the project / programme needs to have taken place since March 2021 but we are delighted to accept work that began before and has had to adapt or work that was developed directly in response to the pandemic.
  • Projects or programmes can be ongoing, but need to be able to demonstrate impact or change.
  • There is no cash prize but the awards will be widely publicised via CHWA and our partners’ websites and networks and are an opportunity to showcase your work nationally. 

Important Dates

  • Applications open 2pm, Friday 20 May 2022
  • Submission deadline is 5pm, Sunday 31 July 2022
  • All applicants will be contacted in September and shortlisted projects published on the CHWA website in mid October.
  • Winners will be announced at an open online CHWA Awards 2022 Gathering event, 1-2pm Friday 25 November 2022. Book here.

Background

Although the world and life as we know it has changed since we launched the CHWA 2020 Awards in the winter of 2019, we and our partners believe that the themes of collective power (partnership), practitioner wellbeing and climate are ever more relevant and important. We also recognize that we cannot go forward without addressing the connections between our work and health and cultural inequalities – and specifically the impacts of racism.  

During the pandemic, we have seen the culture, health and wellbeing sector respond with creativity, imagination and kindness to meet global crisis, local need and individual loss. As partnership and collaboration have driven innovation and greater reach, the need systematically to support wellbeing across the sector, respond to the climate and ecological emergency and its relationship with global and local inequalities is becoming clearer.

We were looking for projects, organisations and people who led the way through lockdown or are learning from this challenging time to build a better future.

Watch the Awards launch with panelists and former winners on 20 May 2022, below.